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    • Swallows and Amazons

    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    Swallows and Amazons, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat "Swallow," and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Idyllic, Funny, Vivid Childhood Adventure-Play

    • By Jefferson on 02-05-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Peter Duck

    • A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees (Swallows and Amazons Series)
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    The third book in Arthur Ransome's wonderful series for children, Peter Duck takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett, onto the high seas. Under the command of the infamous Captain Flint (Nancy and Peggy's Uncle Jim), the children brave a real-life pirate and his cutthroat crew, fog, sharks, and the ravenous crabs of Crab Island in the search for buried treasure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect adventure

    • By Deanna Knoll on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Winter Holiday

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    The fourth book in Arthur Ransome's classic series for children, Winter Holiday takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorethes Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an "Arctic" expedition. But unforseen events seperate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Jerry Chacon Jr. on 11-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Great Northern?

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Finally! Here is the 12th, and final, book in Arthur Ransome's acclaimed Swallows and Amazons series. People familiar with his earlier work will recognize the pattern: children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story; Great narration

    • By Edward Hanley on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Swallowdale

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Swallowdale

    • By Gregory W. Edwards on 03-03-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Missee Lee

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The original cast of the famed Swallows and Amazons series is sailing under the stars and the command of Captain Flint in the South China Sea when Gibbet, their pet monkey, grabs the captain's cigar and drops it in the fuel tank. In minutes, the ship is ablaze (and doomed), and our seven luckless protagonists are adrift in two small boats. They make their way to land, only to find themselves the captives of one of the last remaining pirates operating off the China Coast.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This could be more offensive and boring

    • By betsy on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Swallows and Amazons

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Children's Literature at it's Best

    • By David on 08-04-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Winter Holiday

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 4
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Pigeon Post

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    The crew's on holiday, and they turn their energies to mining for gold, aided by pigeon messengers Homer, Sophocles, and Sappho. The adventurers comb the nearby hills for a fabled lost claim, while being shadowed by a mysterious figure they dub "squashy hat." Undeterred by drought, sudden brushfires, and the continuing presence of Squashy Hat, the young prospectors persevere in their quest - with surprising results.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Richard on 10-08-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pigeon Post

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 6
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the 12 books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    In this latest adventure (following Pigeon Post, winner of the Carnegie Medal), the Walker family has come to Harwich to wait for Commander Walker's return. As usual, the children can't stay away from boats, and this time they meet young Jim Brading, skipper of the well-found sloop Goblin. But fun turns to high drama when the anchor drags, and the four young sailors find themselves drifting out to sea - sweeping across to Holland in the midst of a full gale!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying and Engaging

    • By Gentle Reader Jill on 06-29-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Big Six

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In this (more or less) sequel to the adventures of Coot Club, Arthur Ransome returns once more to his beloved Norfolk Broads where trouble is again brewing for Joe, Bill, and Pete, the three boatbuilders' sons who (more or less) live full-time aboard the Death and Glory and the three Coots, Tom, Dorothea and Dick.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Parental conversation advised

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Secret Water

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Allison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    This book follows the adventures of the five Walker children after their parents leave them on a "desert island" with provisions for a long stay - and a blank map to fill in.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Mama C on 09-06-10

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Peter Duck

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 3
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome's unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Swallowdale

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 2
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Coot Club

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Allison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    It all started with a coot's nest. Dorothy and Dick meet Tom Dodgeon, Port and Starboard, and three pirate salvagers all members of the Coot Club Bird Protection Society. When one of the coot's nests is disturbed by a shipful of Hullabaloos-rude holiday boaters - trouble begins. Frantic chases, calamitous boat collisions, and near drownings fill the pages of this exciting fifth addition to Ransome's classic children's series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love these books!

    • By Anne on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Picts and the Martyrs

    • Swallows and Amazons Series
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Jibbooms and bobstays! Those two Blackett sisters are back at it again, and Nancy is right there in the thick of it. Their mother (doubtless suffering from exhaustion) has gone off sailing in the North Sea with Captain Flint on a rest cure, but she has allowed her two daughters to stay a fortnight at Beckfoot on the lakeshore with their trusty cook. She's also permitted their two old friends, Dick and Dorothea Callum, to come up for a visit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So many wonderful memories of childhood

    • By Richard on 10-08-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Old Peter's Russian Tales

    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) wrote Old Peter's Russian Tales while he was in Russia during the First World War, prior to becoming a war correspondent for The Manchester Guardian. There are 22 stories in all and are told by Old Peter at the behest of his grandchildren, Ivan and Maroosia, in a cozy log cabin in the middle of the forest. These are delightful re-tellings in Ransome's own words of Russian folk tales, and include stories such as "The Little Snow Girl", "Baba Yaga", "Frost", and "Salt".

    Regular price: $17.13

    • We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 7
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Coot Club

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 5
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Regular price: $15.98

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